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I am 37 weeks pregnant. Lmp was 18th oct 2018. And coming monday was my delivery date which is 8th july. My Dr. Told me to take dexona injection 6 mg with a gap of 12 hours for 2 days, today and tomorrow. After 1st dose I feel dizziness for few minutes. Is it normal to feel dizziness or is it safe to continue the next dose? Its for the lungs maturity of baby. So I want to know after 37 weeks the lungs were mature or not?

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Hello.. Don’t worry about baby lungs but it is recommended that if you undergo elective delivery before 39 completed weeks of gestation than to take dexona ( dexamethasone) in a dose of 6 mg at 12 hrs intervals for 4 such doses , this helps to reduce the incidence of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, intraventricular haemorrhage , neonatal thrombocytopenia and neonatal necrotising enterocolitis.. Usually this injection is quite safe and does not cause significant side effects apart from transient increase in blood sugar..
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hi. dizziness is not normal. if u have diabetes in pregnancy , may be ur blokd sugar might have a shoot. so kindly intimate ur doctor before the second dose and titrate ur values
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